Introduction: Remove Scratches From a CD/DVD With Vaseline (Petroleum Jelly)
Vaseline (Petroleum Jelly) can be used for chapped lips, dry skin, and for getting rid of head lice; but how about making CDs and DVDs readable again? Well, it does that too. There are also other ways to do this on the Instructables website, but I will show you the one that I believe works best.
Step 1: Materials
Before you start removing scratches from your CDs and DVDs, you should grab your materials. To perform the directions in this Instructable, you will need the following materials:
- Soft Cloth or Disc Cleaner/Repair
- Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline, Store Brand, etc.)
- Minor to severely scratched discs
Step 2: Cleaning Time!
Now it's time to apply the petroleum jelly. I will demonstrate both ways to do this (the tissue and the disc cleaner).
**UPDATE** Thanks to all of the comments, I have learned that you should not rub in small circular motions as show in picture #1, but instead follow inner perimeter of the disk.
Step 3: Remove the Scratches
Once that is done, you will need to get rid of the excess grease. If you did it with a tissue, get a damp cloth and start scrubbing. (Do NOT use rubbing alcohol unless you want a warped disc) If you did it with that disc cleaner on the other hand, just hit the start button, wait for it to finish, and repeat the directions above.
Step 4: Finished!
All clean! As you can see, there are no more visible scratches. If this didn't work for you, try peanut butter. Rumor has it that it works.
If there are any improvements that need to be made, please do not hesitate to comment.